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Old 12-28-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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How to make a "spill proof" gas can usable

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lcnwdIYEfI

I would highly recommend filling the can with water before drilling into it if gas has already been in it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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So he uses a valve that's not fuel rated for his air supply. Brilliant! And storing 15x5 gallons of flammables under a shelf, that's brilliant, too.

I have one of those cans with the safety trigger. I've not had any trouble with it. I don't understand the complaints. Now the one I had that had a valve that was triggered by catching a nozzle protrusion on the edge of the filler opening and pushing, *that* was an abomination.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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I have one of the metal six gallon snowmobile-gas cans from the 1970's I think. It's perfect. Requires no "manual" to operate, take a cap off, open a vent, pour, and either repeat or reverse the process. No funky little plastic doo dads.

I would not part with that can for nuttin.

Or some old underwear I have from back then too. Progress is futile!


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Old 12-28-2012, 03:37 PM   #4
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I have one of those cans with the safety trigger. I've not had any trouble with it. I don't understand the complaints. .
From my experiences...
warm weather- gas can blows out like a big red basketball. Not good for the integrity of the can
cold weather- gas can "implodes" like a crushed beer can. Not good for the integrity of the can
short nozzle is useless, go ahead and try to put gas into a car without dumping it down the side.
The vent switch breaks very easily
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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From my experiences...
warm weather- gas can blows out like a big red basketball. Not good for the integrity of the can
cold weather- gas can "implodes" like a crushed beer can. Not good for the integrity of the can

They all do that, unless they're open to atmosphere.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:16 AM   #6
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I have one of these and it works fine.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:03 AM   #7
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Those new style spouts can be a PITA - but using an tire valve stem on a gas can?

What could possibly go wrong with that?


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Well, I have some new can and do not have a problem pouring gas. But who knows...

Have you read some of the comments? I am not sure if this is a goof or not...it should be. is this an inmate?
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Mike what is the brand & the part number on those valve kits.?
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:27 AM   #9
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Those new style spouts can be a PITA - but using an tire valve stem on a gas can?

What could possibly go wrong with that?


You put put an air line on it and make a flame thrower.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #10
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You can do it like the video (the hard way) or just take off the spout, push down the valve so it is exposed, take a pair of snips and cut off the one way valve. 15 seconds and it is "fixed".
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:46 PM   #11
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Those new style spouts can be a PITA - but using an tire valve stem on a gas can?

What could possibly go wrong with that?


I guessing the schrader valve is removed. As long as it's fuel resistant and has a cap, I don't see a problem with it.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:48 PM   #12
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You can do it like the video (the hard way) or just take off the spout, push down the valve so it is exposed, take a pair of snips and cut off the one way valve. 15 seconds and it is "fixed".
What about a vent?
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:15 PM   #13
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Under $20 locally, no need to drill in a vent or a silly "no spill" spout:

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:36 PM   #14
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Nice! ^^^

You could sell lot's of those down here
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